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Alumnae Sarah Saez and Jessica Nare Honored

Sarah Saez, One of Sixteen Women of the Year from the 80th Assembly District

The good news keeps coming for SDLA alumnae in recognition of their work in the community and continuing efforts to make San Diego a better place. Sarah Saez, 2014 Fellow, was selected by Assemblywoman Gonzalez as one of sixteen "Women of the Year" from her 80th Assembly District.

These honorees were selected from diverse sectors such as health, education, arts and culture, veteran support, and community service. Sarah was recognized for her work in Labor, specifically her tireless efforts to protect and promote the rights of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego. Saez was honored at a ceremony on March 20, 2015 at Southwestern College's Field House Theatre.

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Rebekah Hook & Midori Wong Selected as 2015 Women of the Year


Rebekah Hook
Woman of the Year, Rebekah Hook

Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins of the 78th Assembly District recently announced the 2015 Women of the Year honorees and two SDLA members made the list. In the past, the speaker selected one woman in her district as the Woman of the Year in honor of March's Women's History Month.

In 2015, the speaker decided to recognize ten extraordinary women from different San Diego communities with input from local groups. Current board members, Rebekah Hook (2013 Fellow) and Midori Wong (2010 Fellow), were recognized for their contributions to San Diego and representing North Park and Downtown, respectively.

"The biggest thing I have noticed that is changing, is that young leaders--who are qualified and strong candidates--are being elected to serve the community. I think the norm was that people had to be a certain age, but all of that seems to be changing--and for the better," states Rebekah Hook in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News profile.

Rebekah and Midori will be honored at a private luncheon for the awards ceremony on March 13, 2015 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in Mission Beach.




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Meet the 2015 SDLA Fellows

The San Diego Leadership Alliance is pleased to introduce its 2015 Institute Fellows!

From the law to labor, government to green initiatives, and community advocacy to social justice work, this is SDLA's sixth cohort of San Diego's emerging progressive leaders.

2015 SDLA Fellows

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SDLA members profiled in Our City San Diego

IMAG4913.jpgOur City San Diego recently profiled 21 of the region’s up and coming community leaders.  Their “Who’s Next” feature included a large number of individuals from the San Diego Leadership Alliance.

We are excited to see so many of our SDLA participants recognized for their commitment to civic life in San Diego.  

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2015 Institute Begins

January 27th marked the kick-off of the 2015-2016 San Diego Leadership Alliance Institute!  We at the SDLA welcome this sixth class of progressive individuals. Our benchmark SDLA Institute aims to pro­vide these Fellows with the tools needed to become lead­ers in San Diego.

Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page as we introduce the 2015 Fellows individually.

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